Autocult Year Book & Mercedes Model by Autocult
compatibility of something incompatible
184 pages book "AutoCult" is a different kind of book - it is THE
book for the automotive enthusiast who wants to learn more about the many
stories of long forgotten automobiles, brands and other developments. Whether
rare, fast or strange – many interesting stories in conjunction with precise
historical accuracy, flanked by many historical photographs and illustrations
of AutoCult models, make this book (as well as all future editions) a reading
experience for those interested in automotive history.
this odd mixture of two Mercedes never existed. The combination of a real
sportscar à la an original DTM offshoot and a luxury Mercedes-Benz
sedan, especially due to its interior, can only be attributed to the
imagination of an advertising agency.
result that the advertising graphic designers presented to their Swabian
customer around 1990 was not a perfect graphic design, but a desirable
combination of vehicle components that should induce viewers to dream. The idea
on which the digital fiction based on was quite simple, but in no way “new”. It
embodied the wish of driving a super-fast car that offers maximal comfort at
the same time. Anyone who looks back in automotive history will find that this
idea was already rudimentarily implemented in the late 1930s. Back then the
bodywork of luxury cars was often skinned in sleek, aerodynamic bodywork to
achieve higher speeds on the new highways. But this remained a unfulfilled
automotive dream even after decades. Over the course of automobile development traits
like the performance, safety and of course the driving ease have been improve
significantly. Also in the premises of Mercedes-Benz this subject came up again
and again and in 1990 the Swabian manufacturer together with its advertising
agency created this odd mixture, which now sees the light of day in form of a
miniature in scale 1/43 for the first time.
the idea and the computer animation originated already 28 years ago, it pours
on a undeniable charm even today.
|Description: ||Autocult Year Book & Mercedes Model |
|Catalogue#: ||ATC99118 |
|Product Type: ||Books |
|Scale: ||- |
|Event: ||Road, Concept Cars |
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|Sponsors: ||- |
|Dates: ||2018 |
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|Release Date: ||December 2018 |
|Weight: ||3000 grams |
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Model is a Mercedes advertising fantasy from the 1990s.
Limited edition of 333 pieces.
A relatively new maker of very well finished resincast models, established in 2015. Very imaginative choice of subjects, often concentrating on the more eccentric episodes in motoring history! Production limited to 333 pieces of each subject, which often means that we get one delivery and that is it, so pre-orders strongly recommended!! Made in China for Germany.